Write a story about someone sticking to a course of action even when it’s clearly wrong.
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“Welcome to the Neighbor's Hood” by Mister X
At the Trump International Hotel Washington, a large group of red-faced men sat their doughy bodies in overstuffed winged chairs, drinking Scotch from crystal tumblers.“What is the matter at hand?” Harrison Jefferson Livingston, III asked, blowing blue plumes of cigar smoke out of the corners of his mouth. He tapped cigar ashes directly onto the Persian rug. “National health care?” replied a voice to his right.There was a brief pause before the group started to chuckle—the chuckle...
“A Word to the Wise” by Nainika Gupta
The squirrel has declared War. He has shaken Furry tail at me. Chattered Angrily and I think he’s Mocking me. My human doesn’t let me Outside. I stare out The window. The squirrel thinks it’s So funny. My owner gets Mad at me. When I Bark. It’s the Squirrel’s Fault. It ...
“The Blood Soaked Hands of a Healer” by Lynn Penny
There was no bloodshed, splattered walls, or screams of agony. It was the worst battlefield Cerelia had ever stepped foot in. She had walked knee-deep in the blood of her brothers, wrapped their wounds while the light in their eyes faded with the whispers o...
“It is what it is” by Abigail Airuedomwinya
After the fire had gone down and the rain had become nothing but a drizzle, Ria said to him, "you should know me by now."He did not look at her but he knew she was smiling. "You're right. I should."And yet, here he was, straddled to a chair, knowing he would die and she would kill him. And perhaps he'd known all along that the fire in his eyes had burnt with a delicate tenderness for a woman who did not love him. By his feet, her cat lay curled up. He wanted to stroke the furry coat but she did not wan...
“This Way!” by 𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕒 𝕁𝕒𝕕𝕖
I kicked the little gray, mossy stone into the forest, mumbling things about this stupid trail we’re lost on under my breath. “It’s this way.” Molly switched her direction, away from the creek that would lead to civilization. Molly, my best friend, and I were lost in the woods. We were trying to go to this super cool tree ziplining thing, but on the way there, we sorta got lost. I told Molly we needed to ...
“after party ” by Rhondalise Mitza
Candles lit Rosaire: Romain! Where are you? And cake is done Romain: I don’t know, I can’t see. Part’s over Rosaire: Just keep saying my name, I’ll find you. Now the fun is left to rot Romain: I think something fell, I’m not sure. The glass is shattered Rosaire: Are you okay? On the sofa R...
“Sol Losers” by Joshua G. J. Insole
The Sun bristled and swirled dead ahead, Hell personified in a sphere.“This is madness!” said Nancy Mendez. “We’re escaping one fiery hellhole—” she gestured back to the charred remnants of the Earth “—for another! Are you all insane?”“Lady,” said a rotund man with the face of a toddler. “We all voted for this.” He nodded, in affirmation, then took a sip from the straw of his coke. Bubbles thrummed in the container. “Democracy.” He squinted at her. “Are you saying you don’t like democracy, huh?...
“Lost” by ☠️฿ⱤɆ₵₭ł₦ ₦ØⱤ₮ⱧⱤɄ₱😎
“Come on.” Shirley said. “We don’t want to be late for the safari ride.” “Coming!” My friend Jessica yelled. We hopped onto the safari,and the tourist guide gave us instructions. I had already been on this ride a million times so I didn’t need them. While we were on the ride we saw rhinos,zebras, and giraffes and more. We also saw one of the rarest species in the world. The Afric...
“Life & Love” by Ashley Hassan
TW: Profanity, Mention of Anxiety & DepressionI'm going to do my best to explain myself. Whether or not you want to talk about it, or ignore it , or disregard what I'm saying is up to you. For some time I've been feeling some type of way towards you and us in general. I know I have my faults and sometimes I don't make the best decisions, I act out a lot and I make decisions based on emotion which isn’t the best quality to have in a relationship, and I know I'm not the most patient ...
“Black Barrel” by Monica June
TW: goreBefore I begin my account of this story, you must know that I cannot be held accountable. My mind doesn’t work right, and I black-out. I don’t know what happens when I black-out, and sometimes I don’t even know that I’ve done it. I’ll just suddenly realize that I don’t know how I got to the other side of the room, or in the next room over, or sometimes in a completely new place. As an example, I’ll tell you that one day, I was driving. I was just dr...
“When You Do The Wrong Thing” by Dhwani Jain
"I am going in. If I don't come back within an hour, call my parents! Hope to see you soon." "Are you sure you want to do this? I mean, it is illegal to trespass in this area of the forest. If the Forest Rangers or the Police catches you, you will be jailed for a very long time." "I know Aakash, but this is my only chance to get a photograph of the Great Indian Rhinoceros. If I don't get i...
“Transformation” by Naomi Andrade-Butts
Miel stood in her kitchen and stared at the package of pasta on the counter. It was thin and long and didn’t take up much space. If she turned it on its side she could slide it in between the salt and pepper and probably forget about it. Her heart didn't pound. Her body wasn't sweating. Her mind wasn't racing. Her left hand stung along the side ...
“How I created my masterpiece?” by Barath Harish
Tiptoed at the edge of the stairs,a cat glared at me....... Is it good? I’m afraid it doesn’t make an engaging start. Tiptoed is a perfect word to start a poem, I guess. Even if it isn't, I will not change it. Seriously? I’m not a robot! This is the twenty-third word I’m using to replace the word ‘walked’ which is followed by ‘strolled’, ‘wandered’, ‘treaded’, and a ton of other fancy words which I haven’t ever heard...
“One step.” by Jeanne Lejeune
TW: gore One step will lead to another and you will be free from the loop. Free to live the rest of your life. Just walk away. Cameron ignores his reflection waving from the store windows across the street, opting to focus on the sky instead, watching the scaffolding above the entrance to the cinema with wary intention. Sneaking looks in between nodding along to Felix’s excited commentary on the inconsistencies between the third and fourth installments of&he...
“The Glory of Denial” by Ash W
When something bad happens, there's a few ways you can deal with it. They're so common that they're listed as stages. To grief. They can come in any order, really. Who should say that you have to feel pain in the "right" order? There’s anger, an obvious one. How could you not blame the world for dealing you a crappy hand? Then there’s bargaining. I’ve never real...
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